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Ylenia A. Quiaoit, DNP, ACNP-BC

Ylenia A. Quiaoit, DNP, ACNP-BC

  • Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Heart Failure & Transplant
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
  • University of Pennsylvania- School of Nursing
  • Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
An Overview of Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy

An Overview of Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy

Non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCCM) carries a significant risk of malignant arrhythmias, thromboembolic events, and left ventricular dysfunction. This post provides an overview of the characteristics, diagnosis, and management of this type of cardiomyopathy.

What is NCCM?

NCCM is characterized by the existence of prominent and significant myocardial trabeculations; it has also been referred to as spongy myocardium, spongiform cardiomyopathy, or persisting myocardial si... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic

Infiltrative Diseases of the Heart: A Brief Overview

Infiltrative Diseases of the Heart: A Brief Overview

Infiltrative diseases affecting the heart muscle and function are lesser-known causes of heart failure but are considered major etiologies of cardiomyopathie... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic

COVID-19 Infection: Matters of the Heart

COVID-19 Infection: Matters of the Heart

Though the respiratory tract is the main target of COVID-19, its potential impact on the cardiovascular (CV) system is a very serious matter, portending a hi... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic, Infectious Diseases

Diagnosis and Management of Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure

Diagnosis and Management of Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure

The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) heart failure (HF) guidelines recommend that routine baseline assessment for all pati... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic

Anemia, Iron Deficiency, and Heart Failure: What Clinicians Need to Know

Anemia, Iron Deficiency, and Heart Failure: What Clinicians Need to Know

Anemia and iron deficiency are common and important comorbid conditions in patients with heart failure (HF). These conditions are mediators of poor clinical... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic

The Basics of Diuretic Resistance in Heart Failure

The Basics of Diuretic Resistance in Heart Failure

Increasing severity of congestion is the main reason patients with heart failure (HF) seek medical care. Extracellular fluid volume expansion is central to t... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic

Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: An Overview

Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: An Overview

Heart failure (HF) is a complex, disabling, and prevalent disease. According to the American Heart Assocation (AHA) Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2020... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic

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